Valencia, Biblioteca Histórica de la Universidad de València, CF/3(1)

Vida de Sanct Onofre Facsimile Edition

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A Valencian hagiography can be seen with a curious xylographic print on the cover: in the middle of a field, we see the body of Saint Onofre with his halo, beard and long hair. His arms are crossed, he is covered by furs until the knees, he is waiting to receive sepulchre by an anchorite saint who shows the place to two lions who want to open tomb.

Who was Saint Onofre? He was an Egyptian monk, who lived in the IV century, as a cenobite in Edico, monastery of Tebas, and later as a hermit. The image previously described wishes to remind us and enlighten us of Saint Onofre's life, thanking Pafnucio, who going deep into the dessert by himself, found the saint, when had already been 60 years by himself, fasting and lonely.

After blessing his visitor, Onofre died. Pafnucio had replied, without a doubt, to a divine impulse which moved him to this solitary meeting and burial.

Throughout the whole book, the sheets are alternately printed and blank.

Text in Valencian.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Vida de Sanct Onofre": Vida de Sanct Onofre facsimile edition, published by Vicent Garcia Editores, 2004

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Vida de Sanct Onofre

Valencia: Vicent Garcia Editores, 2004

  • Commentary (Spanish)
  • Limited Edition: 3160 copies
  • This facsimile is complete (full-size color reproduction of the whole original document).

Presentation case cloth lined with gold engraved leather spine containing facsimile.

Numbered by notary and signed by the printer-publisher.

Specially made laid paper.

Size with case cm 21.7 x 15.5 x 3.

Binding

Parchment on wooden board.

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